Gratiot

Gratiot County encompasses the geographical center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and is blessed with a heritage of abundant natural resources.  Settled in the mid-1800s, Gratiot County was named for US Army Captain Charles Gratiot.
 

Its county seat is Ithaca.  Adjacent counties are Midland, Isabella, Saginaw, Montcalm, Shiawassee, Clinton and Ionia.

Selected general works

Portrait and biographical album of Gratiot county, Mich. / containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Michigan and of the presidents of the United States. Also containing a complete history of the county, from its earliest settlement to the present time.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 P8 1884

Tucker, Willard D.
Gratiot County, Michigan: historical, biographical, statistical, chronicling the events of the first sixty years of the county's existence as the abode of white men; with county, township, city and village matters fully detailed and with miscellaneous events of importance duly and suitably treated. 1913, 1980.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 T82z

Smith, Walter B.
Family roots of Gratiot County, Michigan. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 S63 1999

League of Women Voters of Gratiot County, Michigan.
Know your county. 1965.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572 .G8 K6 1965

Gratiot County Historical Society.
Pages from the past and present. 2006-.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN PERIODICALS 2S  F572.G8 P3

Selected newspapers

Alma.
Alma Record. 1885-1892, 1894-1928.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Alma.
The Alma record and Alma journal. 1929-1963.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Alma.
Morning Sun. 1977-1989, 1991-1992.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Ithaca.
Gratiot County herald. 1855-1955.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

St. Louis.
St. Louis Leader and Breckenridge American. 1933-1948.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

National Publishing Co..
Imperial atlas of Gratiot County, Michigan : drawn from original surveys and field notes, official county records and other authentic sources.. 1901.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N Folio  G1413.G8 I4 1901

Chadwick, Clifton W.
Chadwick farm atlas of Gratiot County, Michigan. 1914.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH MAPS 4N  G1413.G8G46 .C43 1914

Beers, F. W.
Topographical map of Gratiot Co., Michigan. between 1900 and 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N Undersize  G4113.G8 1876 .B44 1900z

Cloud Cartographics Inc.
Gratiot County, MI : 2004 land atlas & plat book. 2004.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G1413.G8G46 C56 2004

Rockford Map Publishers.
Atlas & plat book, Gratiot County, Michigan. 1973.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G 1413.G8 R645z

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Driscoll, Betty S.
Circuit Court records, Gratiot County, Michigan, 1886-1902. 2007.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 D747 2007

Tucker, Willard D.
Index to Tucker's 1913 history of Gratiot County Michigan 1913. 1913.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 T8 Index

Miller, Alice Turner.
Gratiot County veterans, War of 1812. 1997.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 M55 1997

Trout, Mary Jane.
Index to cemetery records of Gratiot County, Michigan. 1982.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 C4593

Lybolt, Harriet May Hunt.
Index of The history of Gratiot County, Michigan by Chapman Brothers 1884. between 2000 and 2009.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.G8 P82 2000z

Selected government publications

Michigan. State Highway Commission.
Highway and recreational information map. Gratiot County. 1973.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.G8 1973 .M53

United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Important farmlands, Gratiot County, Michigan. 1983.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  A 57.69:G 77/2

Industrial Development Division--The University of Michigan.
Profile of Gratiot County, Michigan. 1988-1992.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S  HC107.M5 A1 Gratiot

United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Important farmlands, Gratiot County, Michigan. 1983.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  A 57.69:G 77/2

Updated 11/14/2018